What is the next stand-alone application from Facebook? “Multiple sources” told TechCrunch the app, code-named Moments, is aimed at helping users share content with different sets of users that they determine, without having to navigate through the social network’s lists or privacy settings.
Tuesday is Earth Day, which Facebook marked with a list of the top 10 U.S. National Parks by 2013 check-ins, adding that 9 percent of users who check in at one U.S. National Park in 2013 visited more than one during the year.
People love listening to music through Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Songza, and Spotify. As Facebook noted in a Stories post Tuesday, more than 110 million songs, albums, and radio stations have been played 40 billion times through apps that use Facebook’s Open Graph. Facebook took a highly visual at how songs trend across the country.
Facebook Managing Editor Dan Fletcher announced in a post on his Facebook page that he will leave the social network in April, after revealing the news Wednesday during a talk at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., as reported by two journalism students at the school in a post on PBS MediaShift.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
Facebook’s Midnight Message Delivery feature is back online after the social network temporarily disabled it in order to deal with a bug discovered by blogger and Aberystwyth University student Jack Jenkins.
To show viral activity, we could post graphs, charts and just a plain list of numbers. Facebook, through its Stories program, took virality a step further. Facebook Stories took three images from celebrity George Takei and created an intriguing visual representation of sharing through the social network.
After all, who doesn’t like a good story ? Facebook announced the launch of a new site Thursday, Facebook Stories, which it created “to celebrate the extraordinary ways that people are using Facebook.”